Christmas Eve

Happy Christmas Eve! Here’s a song from Songs of Childhood, 1923. This one’s pretty weird. Why are they encouraging their children to wait up for Santa? CHRISTMAS EVE Do you hear the merry jingle Of the bells of old Kriss Kringle on his way? Fast he’s speeding in the night, Through a silv’ry sheen of … Continue reading Christmas Eve

Toyland

Another from Songs of Childhood, 1923. One of my very favorite poets ever ever everĀ is Eugene Field, and he wrote the words to this one. TOYLAND Oh, how do you get to Toyland, Of all little ones the joyland? Just follow your nose, And go on tip-toes; It’s only a minute to Toyland. And oh, … Continue reading Toyland

Making the Snowman

Here is a neat song called Making the Snow Man from Songs of Childhood, 1923. MAKING THE SNOW MAN We’ve rolled up a beautiful snowball, Great white snow ball; We’ve rolled up a beautiful snowball, To make a snow man. His nose shall be made of a carrot, Yellow carrot; His nose shall be made … Continue reading Making the Snowman

My Snow Man

Both of these are from Songs of Childhood, 1923. The first is a sort of sad song. Reminds me of the classic short animated film The Snowman, 1982. MY SNOW MAN I made a very large snow man Of icicles and of snow. The sun came out; the snow man said, “I surely have to … Continue reading My Snow Man

In Winter

Songs of Childhood, 1923. Are you tired of winter references? Not when it is a reference from an antique book! IN WINTER Brown are all the trees, and bare; Leaves, we know, are hidden there, Waiting till the bluebirds sing Their song of the spring. This is from Chatterbox, 1912. Perhaps this would be a … Continue reading In Winter

Snowballs

Songs of Childhood, 1923 Most of these are very simple. Sometimes it’s nice to just put yourself into a ‘simple’ thing. That is, put aside all the worries of everyday life, and just imagine yourself as one of these children making snowballs and having a jolly time! SNOWBALLS O-ho! O-ho! The feathery snow is falling. … Continue reading Snowballs